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  • Summary: In the bold and often-bloody Dead Space gamers step into a third-person sci-fi survival horror experience that delivers psychological thrills and gruesome action. Set in the cold blackness of deep space, the atmosphere is soaked with a feeling of tension, dread and sheer terror. In DeadIn the bold and often-bloody Dead Space gamers step into a third-person sci-fi survival horror experience that delivers psychological thrills and gruesome action. Set in the cold blackness of deep space, the atmosphere is soaked with a feeling of tension, dread and sheer terror. In Dead Space, players step into the role of engineer Isaac Clarke – an ordinary man on a seemingly routine mission to fix the communications systems aboard a deep space mining ship. It is not long before Isaac awakes to a living nightmare when he learns that the ship's crew has been ravaged by a vicious alien infestation. He must fight through the dead silence and darkness of deep space to stay alive. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  • Developer: EA Redwood Shores
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Shooter, Third-Person, Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi, Arcade
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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  • Rating: M
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  1. Positive: 76 out of 79
  2. Negative: 0 out of 79
  1. 100
    It's easily the best survival horror game since the masterful "Resident Evil 4" and it sets the bar high for graphics, sound, and scares in its respective genre. Dead Space is an artistic nightmare clearly designed for survival horror fans by a passionate and dedicated team of like-minded gamers. Just be sure to play it with the lights on.
  2. There are no downsides to Dead Space, the story is intense, the graphics are great, sound is perfect, action sequences are intense and the list goes on.
  3. Dead Space is essentially your opportunity to play through a sci-fi horror flick; which is just about every gamer’s fantasy. It is a near-perfect package for those looking for to get their survival horror fix.
  4. 90
    Dead Space is easily the most atmospherically intense, genuinely scary and well-built survival horror experience of this current generation.
  5. Dead Space is one of best Survival Horror releases in years. Tense, violent and incredibly aggressive; playing it at night with a loud 5.1 sound system can provide you the most spectacular scare moments of your life.
  6. Dead Space is a fairly linear affair that will take most gamers a little over ten hours to complete. However, it is one hell of a ride.
  7. A few standard scare tactics (dramatic music, flickering lights) and gory battles may satisfy hardened fans of horror, but loot-hunting and taxi missions will likely haunt your dreams more than the given monstrosities of death.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 157
  1. Sep 15, 2010
    10
    I think that the atmosphere in this game does it all. The sound effects are simply amazing and the enemies never stop to surprise me when II think that the atmosphere in this game does it all. The sound effects are simply amazing and the enemies never stop to surprise me when I am playing. The graphics are really well done and I often found myself completly "in character" because of this. Everything is top notch! I cannot wait for the sequel. Expand
  2. CalvinK.
    Oct 31, 2008
    10
    I am Dead Space's ultimate fan! I have been playing the game sneakily since the project's x slice. I remember playing through the I am Dead Space's ultimate fan! I have been playing the game sneakily since the project's x slice. I remember playing through the first working level of the game in sheer awe. Its gameplay is superb and the audio quality rates next to none - easily the best incorporation of sound into a video game I have yet to see (that includes those pansy guitar hero games - dead space >!) And for all you survival horror fans living in your mom's basements playing resident evil on repeat- repeat no more! In fact, throw out your used and overspun RE discs and hail in a new age, and a new disc to be worshiped and kept in your safe next to your Kerrigan posters. Dead Space is here, people, and it reigns. Expand
  3. Nov 15, 2011
    10
    This is the definition of Fear....there no another word to described it....silenti hill and resident evil can say "Good Bay". Please, if youThis is the definition of Fear....there no another word to described it....silenti hill and resident evil can say "Good Bay". Please, if you like (well this its a contradiction) to enjoy a game but suffer at the same time this is the best choice: Dark Corners...Monster sounds in every level....Scary Babys....an the ghostly feelling of being watched by the evil itself. Friendly Advice: go to the bathroom before to play it!!!!! Expand
  4. SamwiseH.
    Oct 29, 2008
    9
    This game breaths new life into a stale genre. There are great innovations, for example, the lack of a game HUD is not a new concept, but the This game breaths new life into a stale genre. There are great innovations, for example, the lack of a game HUD is not a new concept, but the way they replace it is the best implementation I've seen. I haven't seen a single bug, and in a new game franchise, this is rare. Great atmosphere, great graphics, and great scares. Sometimes I want to stop playing because the game is just too intense. If you like to be scared, this is a great game for you. Expand
  5. Oct 13, 2011
    9
    It's really rare to get a game which makes you jump out of your seat SEVERAL of times. I constantly found myself doing this. This game holdsIt's really rare to get a game which makes you jump out of your seat SEVERAL of times. I constantly found myself doing this. This game holds one of the most atmospheric environments ever seen in a video game and is a truly remarkable game with a great story tied up to it. Expand
  6. Oct 9, 2016
    8
    Just now playing for the first time in late 2016... Fun, dreadful atmosphere best experienced with earbuds and lights off. Great game lookingJust now playing for the first time in late 2016... Fun, dreadful atmosphere best experienced with earbuds and lights off. Great game looking forward to playing the rest of the series. Expand
  7. Mar 3, 2011
    0
    Not scary, rip's off just about every horror ever made, the gameplay didn't make it for me, and it's trying to make us feel sorry for someoneNot scary, rip's off just about every horror ever made, the gameplay didn't make it for me, and it's trying to make us feel sorry for someone with a bucket on their head and their mouth's taped shut.
    What a pathetic escuse for a horror-game.
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